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I.ord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus faid unto them, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall
never thirst. I am that bread of life. Your 4800 58. fathers did eat manna in the wilderness,
and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread, which came down from heaven;
any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat ? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed: he that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath fent me, and I live by the Father, fo he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread thall live for 'ever,
Concerning the Life of a Christian, in
general, what and how it ought to be in this world.
Quest.-WHAT is true religion
A. Pure religion and undefiled is this, to James visit the fatherless and the widows in their 1. 27. affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Q. What is required of man?
À. He hath shewed thee, O man, what Micah is good; and what doth the Lord require 6. 8. of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
But to this man will I look, even to him Isaiah that is poor, and of a contrite fpirit, and 66. 2. trembleth at my word.
Q. Doth God then require people to be Quakers, to tremble at his word? Was there any such among the saints of old ?
Á. Then were affembled untò me every Ezra one that trembled at the words of the God 9. 4. of Israel.
Now therefore let us make a covenant Ezra with our God, to put away all the wives, 10. 3. and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my Lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God. Q. It seems Ezra loved well, and had a
high esteem of Quakers, fince he would have their counsel followed : Do any other of the prophets point out Quakers, or Tremblers, as God's people?
A. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word : your brethren that hated
you, that cast you out for my name's fake, said, Let the Lord be glorified ; but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Q. The prophets promised good things there to Quakers : What becometh of those that
tremble-not, -and are not fuch? Jer. 3. A. Hear now this, O foolish people! 21, 22. and without understanding, which have
eyes, and fee not; which have ears, and hear-not: fear ye not me, faith the Lord; will ye-not-tremble-at my presence ? &c.
Q. Are then all God's children Quakers? And are, we commanded to quake or tremble, in order to our salvation, both under the law, and now under the gospel?
A. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice 2.11. with trembling.
I make a decree, that in every dominion
mỹ kingdom, men fear and tremble before the God of Daniel ; for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
Phil. 2. 12.
Q. What are the chief commandments ?
A. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God Mat, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, to 40. and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment, and the second is like unto it: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Q. What ought a Christian to seek after in the first place?
A. Seek ye first the kingdom of God Mat. and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Q. How ought Christians to behave themselves in this world ?
A. But this I say, brethren, the time is : Cor. short : It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use this world, as not abusing it; for the fashion of this world pafseth away. .
Q. What saith the apostle Paul further, as that which is fit for Christian men and women to be found in ?
A. I will therefore that men pray every 1 Tim. where, lifting up holy hands without wrath 2. 8, 9, and doubting. In like manner also, that
7. 29, 30, 31.
1 Pet. 3. 3, 4.
women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with fhame-facedness and sobriety & not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women profefling godliness) with good works.
Q. I observe the apostle is much again? the vanity and superfluity of clothes among Christians; what saith Peter to this?
A. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, or wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel : but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible ; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the fight of God of greai price.
Q. The apostle is very plain there : , but what faiid the scriptures, as to-respect of perfons among Christians ?
4. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your afsembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel; and there come in allo a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou There, or sit here under my footstool : are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken
James 2. I, to 9.